Steel and Lace

THE FRENCH COMMUNITY gathered

for crepes, confections and good cheer

on BASTILLE DAY last July 14th

at the ROUNDHOUSE in Vancouver.

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CLASSIC FRENCH CARS were also highlighted on BASTILLE DAY!

Handsome owned a similiar French Traction Avante in the ’60s, costing only £90 ($270) . It was brilliant until the car broke down on his way to work one day. With great haste, he bought another vehicle for £35, making the offshore helicopter flight!

Off The Wall

During the Bastille Day celebration, the ROUNDHOUSE WINDOW Gallery featured THE PEOPLE by artist WEN WEN LU.

Creating something of value from nearly worthless discarded magazines, Wen Wen’s extraordinary art was powerful, humorous and stunningly beautiful.

Wen Wen Lu HERE

Make

custom birthday

gift

wrapping paper

like

this

one

specially made

for

Vancouver Barbara.

Rip out

a magazine image,

glue it onto torn craft wrapping paper and machine sew or tape a surprise inside!

Handsome’s Gallic Day Outfit

Remaking an

Old Navy jacket as an ode to the preppy British rowing blazers was my intention.

Hand sewing the grey textured trim by following the edges of collar, pockets and cuffs fancified his jacket.

For a peek at the blazer’s previous appearance at our prom,

visit The Ball, Yawl June 20, 2019 blog

HERE

Handsome’s brooch was gifted by New Orleans’ Big Dave. Little Dave is another story.

The fleur-de-lis is a stylized lily (in French, fleur means "flower", and lis means "lily”).

black fedora Docker grey cotton trousers Sketcher’s electric blue shoes

Handsome's four

online

retail

military buckled

belts

my MOST CHERISHED CLASSIC FRENCH SONG HERE

Edith Piaf - La vie en rose (Live version)

my FAVORED foreign subtitled French iTune RENTAL HERE

The Midwife stars a spunky older ager Catherine Deneuve.

my NUMBER ONE CONTEMPORARY FRENCH FEMALE SINGER/SONGWRITER VIDEO HERE

Zaz sings in French Demain c'est toi with handy subtitles.

EIFFEL TOWER STOCKINGS

BY

JEAN PAUL GAUTIER

EIFFEL TOWER

LIVE CAM

Night time lights and daytime puffy clouds are to my liking. HERE

I like

The

Eiffel Tower because

it

looks

like

steel

and

lace.

Natalie Lloyd

FIN

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